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Honda Power Equipment Introduces New Design Features for HRX Series of Lawn Mowers Enhanced Models Launched at GIE+EXPO 2014 (Oct 23)

October 23, 2014 – Honda Power Equipment today introduced its new HRX series of premium residential lawnmowers at the 2014 GIE+EXPO trade show. The significantly updated HRXVKA and HRXVYA models offer best-in-class cutting performance, ease of use, durability, control and reliability.

All-new for 2014, these HRX models incorporate the Honda Select Drive™ System, providing control, comfort and convenience to mowing customers. This unique system and innovative design allow the user to rotate the ergonomically located, speed-adjust dial – enabling the selection of a desired speed range while also engaging the Select Drive™ control handle to match the mowing stride. Once the control handle is fully engaged, it becomes an integrated part of the lawn mower handle bar, adding more comfort to the mowing experience. Speed also is adjustable while mowing by engaging the Select Drive™ control handle or by turning the speed-adjust dial.

In addition to the integration of the Honda Select Drive™ System, the all-new HRXVKA and HRXVYA models include the Honda 4-in-1 Versamow System with Clip Director®, allowing mulching, bagging, leaf shredding or discharging without the need for tools or attachments, along with the proprietary Twin Blade MicroCut System® for superior cut quality. The HRXVYA, HRXHYA, and HRXHZA models also incorporate the Roto-Stop® Blade Stop System to stop the blade and not the engine, saving time when removing obstacles or emptying the bag.

Powered by a lightweight OHC Honda GCV190 engine, the HRX lawnmower delivers excellent fuel efficiency with optimal power output. The GC190 premium residential engine maintains its reputation as a quiet, easy starting, and durable power source for the mower, even in demanding conditions.

“Honda engineers have redesigned these two models of the popular and award-winning HRX lawn mower with the specific intention of creating a more comfortable and convenient mowing experience for our customers,” said Alex Torre, manager, marketing and market research for Honda Power Equipment. “The new Select Drive™ System is a huge step in helping homeowners and landscape professionals get the job done with less effort.”

All HRX lawn mowers feature a five-year residential warranty and meet rigorous California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA emission requirements, ensuring their availability and regulatory compliance in all 50 states.

Honda Power Equipment markets a complete line of 21″ walk behind lawn mowers for commercial, premium residential, and consumer applications. The product line consists of 13 models in four different series, including HRX, HRR, HRS, and HRC.

Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawn mowers, pumps, snow blowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.
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